Distributed energy solutions
Be energy intelligent! Take control of your energy supply and achieve guaranteed results
Industries, campuses and commercial buildings are facing three main challenges: costs, security of supply and CO₂ reduction. With the help of local distributed energy solutions, it’s possible to turn these challenges into solutions. The solutions use a mix of renewable energy, combined heating and power (CHP), or storage systems, supported by sophisticated energy management. You can also outsource your energy matters with our energy-as-a-service offering. This is an option in which Siemens deals with the technical solution, from design through installation right up to operation, while you can focus on your core business.
Addressing decarbonization at the grid edge.
Decarbonization is a critical transition that is affecting all businesses in the commercial and industrial sector. Discover what measures you should take to get started on the path to decarbonization – download the free white paper now.
Find out which onsite energy solution fits your goals
By answering a few simple questions about your site, the Energy Configurator evaluates solutions to significantly reduce your energy expenses, to minimize the ecological footprint, and to improve security of supply.
The smart way to take control of your energy futureIn the wake of energy system change – from a system of centralized large-scale power generation to an increasingly distributed, decarbonized, and digitally enabled landscape – significant new opportunities arise. Industrial plants, campuses, infrastructural facilities, buildings, urban districts, as well as municipalities can now play a new role in the energy system.
Optimizing energy spending
Optimizing energy costs becomes more and more important in order to increase competitiveness. There are several ways to achieve this goal: An optimized energy mix can help to lower purchase costs for energy. Reducing the overall energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency are also effective ways.
With a local energy solution, it’s also possible to reduce grid fees and to create additional revenue by selling surplus energy to the energy market.
Reliable energy supply
For virtually all industries and especially for critical infrastructures a reliable power supply is crucial. Local energy solutions help improve system reliability and availability of power, ensure power quality, and support the implementation of resilience.
This enables you to safeguard your processes and become future-proof and scalable as well.
Sustainability has grown to a real paradigm shift for many companies. Not only is it a means to improve the public perception and brand value, but also an effective way to reduce emissions and carbon footprint.
Thanks to available technologies such as waste heat recovery, forecasting, and measures for better allocation of available power it’s also possible to create significant energy and resource savings.
Find out about the Living Lab at the Smart Energy Network Demonstrator at Keele University
The Smart Energy Network Demonstrator is the largest demostrator in Europe. Keele university has got full visibility and can proactively manage their energy network. The demonstrator has transformed student experience at Keele - with 16 live research and development projects involving students and local SME's working on live data.
Standardized and proven technology for highest flexibilityThe optimal solution is different for every customer. In order to provide the best offering we combine modular and proven DER technology, which allows for faster project delivery and easier expandability and scalability. Additional performance guarantees like share of renewable energies or system reliability help to minimize risks and to add value.
Turnkey solutions for generation of power, heat, and cooling
Integration of multiple fossil and renewable technologies (diesel, photovoltaics, wind, combined cycle power plant, combined heat and power solutions) for energy generation.
As leading player in power generation, Siemens offers one of the broadest portfolios of generation assets in the market, including gas turbines, combined heat and power (CHP), and renewables. With our extensive experience in developing CHP solutions, fuel efficiency levels of up to 90% can be achieved thanks to the heat utilization. In addition, up to 30% energy cost savings are possible, while at the same time ensuring high security of supply and environmental protection.
Siemens renewable solutions deliver reliability along with sustainability. Our experts can specify and design the intelligent grid connection of complete solar arrays or customize a wind solution that fits your needs. We configure new solutions, which also allow for integrating already existing assets into a full turnkey solution.
Tailor-made solutions for energy storage
Every local power supply solution profits from an efficient and reliable energy storage system. There are different storage solutions available that fit the needs of industries, municipalities, large buildings, and communities. They make your on-site energy solutions much more efficient as they provide one of the greatest assets of all – flexibility. In particular, electrical storage systems are able to react very quickly and are specialized for improving power quality, enabling black start, and optimizing frequency response.
Another way of storing energy is hydrogen, which enables large amounts of renewable energy to be stored long-term. Additionally, it can be used by industries like refineries, glass, and food and beverages, as hydrogen is an essential feedstock that serves as fuel, additive, or reduction agent. Hydrogen is primarily used as a basis for the synthesis of ammonia and other fertilizers such as urea, and for the synthesis of methanol, various polymers, and resins.
All our solutions are designed based on your specific infrastructure and can be backed with a performance guarantee.
Controlling local energy supply and independent operation
Energy management systems ensure a reliable, optimized, and efficient control of power generation, consumption, and storage. In addition, Siemens software will make your distributed energy solution fit for the energy market.
More and more industrial operators are using local energy solutions to produce the electricity they need cost-effectively, sustainably, and reliably. Siemens provides a comprehensive portfolio to monitor, control, and operate these microgrids – no matter what size. Thanks to open interfaces and international standards, our offer can be seamlessly integrated into existing solutions.
With our control solutions, we monitor all components involved, thus protecting your local power supply against blackouts and balancing out grid fluctuations as well as fluctuations in power consumption. Additionally, our advanced control and optimization software allows to maximize the value of onsite energy resources in coordination with local utility or wholesale market rates. It has the ability to forecast site electrical and thermal loads and – while taking into account the current electric and fuel/gas utility prices – will execute a comprehensive resource optimization routine in order to find the economic optimal unit schedules for the next 24 hours.
We will work with you to determine the specifications for your project, find the right controller, and support you with optimizing your energy management through data-based analytics. To take control of energy consumption of buildings and infrastructures, cloud-based applications enable to increase transparency over KPIs and to gain new insights. This provides the basis for making the right decisions that can be implemented by using our integrated building management solutions.